Environmental responsibilities

Environmental responsibilities

The majority of Alligo’s environmental and climate impact comes from the manufacture of the products supplied. This includes, for example, emissions into the air, water and land from the extraction of raw materials, in manufacturing processes and from the shipping of goods.

Climate impact in the value chain

In 2022, Alligo a performed comprehensive mapping of the climate emissions generated in the value chain. This mapping took place according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and covers scopes 1–3.

Direct emissions from Alligo’s own activities (scope 1) derive mainly from business travel by car, while indirect emissions (scope 2) arise from energy use in stores, warehouses and offices. Scope 3 relates to other indirect emissions that arise as a consequence of Alligo’s activities both upstream and downstream in the value chain from sources that are neither owned nor controlled by the Group.

Scope 3 – A longer product lifespan

Manufacture of the products that Alligo sells accounts for around 95 per cent of total emissions. Maintaining a dialogue with suppliers is therefore vital if these emissions are to be reduced. It is also important that Alligo is able to help customers to choose products with a lower climate impact.

We strive to maintain a high level of quality in our range, which means that customers can use the products for longer. A longer product lifespan also means reduced transport between all the different stages in the production chain and ultimately less waste.

The largest share of emissions originates from tools, as these often contain metal and/or plastic, which are materials where fossil fuels are often used in the manufacturing processes.

Within clothing and protective equipment, the production of textiles has a large climate impact. Alligo is in a good position to influence the choice of materials and manufacturing processes for our own brands. One example of this is replacing polyester, a material that is often made from fossil oil, with recycled polyester. Increasing the proportion of recycled polyester in the textile reduces the climate impact.

Scope 3 – Reduce environmental impact from transportation

A key aim of Alligo’s logistics model is to reduce the carbon footprint of our transport systems. Setting clear demands on transport suppliers is one initiated action. Other ongoing activities are to optimize logistics flows for both inward and outward deliveries from each respective logistics center and increasing fill capacity in containers.